Every three minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Early detection is often the key to successful treatment and recovery. Women over 40 should get a mammogram each year. Women under 40 should have clinical breast exams every three years, and all women should conduct monthly breast self-exams.
Help protect yourself. Know your risk, get your screenings, and stay healthy! There are things you can do to help reduce your risk and ensure that if you have breast cancer, you catch it early.
- Live a healthy lifestyle: don't smoke, maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly.
- Don't forget your monthly breast self-exams.
- Get regular clinical breast exams when you see your doctor and mammograms after age 40.
Currently, mammograms are the best tool we have for detecting breast cancer, and survival is highly dependent on early diagnosis. The American Cancer Society recommends that women 40 and over have a screening mammogram every year.
We are committed to helping women access needed screening services, and while the procedure is covered by most insurance companies, there are programs that provide help to uninsured women.
Contact Livingston HealthCare's Mammogram Program at 406-823-6710 for information on free mammograms, or view our Eligibility and Enrollment Form here.
The Montana Cancer Screening Program also provides funding for annual mammograms. Please call 406-582-3107 for more information.
Schedule a Mammogram
If you haven't had a regular exam with your doctor in a while, schedule an appointment today. If you need a mammogram, talk to your doctor or call 406-823-6441.